Sometimes the world seems so absurd that it makes you sit back and just laugh. That was my reaction when I was informed that the venerable New York Times had just issued the following correction at the end of a serious article by Sabrina Tavernise entitled “Why Russians Hate American. Again.” :
"Correction: September 13, 2015
An earlier version of this article misstated the name of a cartoon character. He is Porky Pig, not Porky the Pig."